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Oakwood Cemetery

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Address: 607 N. Alley St., Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: 903.665.3733
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Beautiful cemetery

Beautiful, serene cemetery. Very patriotic markings. The Jewish section was neat to see -- not sure I've ever seen a Jewish cemetery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula F
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Bryan, Texas
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Bryan, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, serene cemetery. Very patriotic markings. The Jewish section was neat to see -- not sure I've ever seen a Jewish cemetery.

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Thank Paula F
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cemetery that features unique headstones and statuary from a bygone era. One cannot help but slow their step and feel a moment of quiet reflection, as the trees gently rustle nearby. Diamond Bessie's gravesite is the number one attraction, of course, and be sure to get a book about her (from the Jefferson Museum) tragic murder before paying a... More 

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Thank PauletteFey
Houston
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm what people call a "Tombstone Tourist" as I study cemeteries across the state and write about them. This cemetery has been on my "to visit" list for a while, and now I'm just sorry I didn't make the effort to see it sooner! Beautifully maintained, wonderful monuments, historic markers and "residents" and some great stories behind the stones. A... More 

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Thank GirlScoutLeader7314
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far a Cemetaries go, this one was very nice. We even found Diamond Bessie's grave! A must see, but when it's not hot weather!

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Thank Peevy S
San Angelo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cemetery was beautifully kept and very old. We got to see Diamond Bessie's grave and numerous others. You can tell that many of these families had money. I was able to capture a lot of beautiful photos.

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Thank Kathleen C
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the Oakwood when you visit Jefferson. Say Hi to Diamond Bess, This is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. Look for the book by Mitchell Whittington as a guide

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Thank floydmary
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old cemetery. Wish there was a visitors guide for the interesting locals buried here, like Diamond Bessie Moore. We are still looking for the two men that were chained together in death and their graves are marked by a chain linking the graves together.

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Thank Thumper5239
Milano, Texas
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This is really a beautiful old cemetery filled with history. Almost feel as though you have stepped back in time. It was so interesting and peaceful. Would like to go back when I have more time.

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Thank Kerry S
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

It's like traveling back in time. Seeing the little graves of babies and the graves for the soldiers is just so touching. Being there really moved me. I love history so it was an emotional thing for me. You must go if you are in the area! Take the whole family. My 13 year old son and 15 year old... More 

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Kountze
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited Oakwood Cemetery one afternoon. Such a beautiful, peaceful place. Toward the back of the cemetery is where the older graves are. Sadly, one area is the resting place of nearly an entire family including several choldren. We found Diamond Bessie's grave. It is very clean and seems to be visited often. It's a "must visit" if you are... More 

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